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Location:

Tuscaloosa,AL,United States

Member Since:

May 16, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

11.8 100m

15:14 3 mile

26:40 8k

Short-Term Running Goals:

(at least)

sub 1:55 800m

sub 4:00 1500m

sub 15:00 5000m

Long-Term Running Goals:

(will update once I have a more solid grasp on my fitness)

Personal:

Presidential scholar majoring in chemical engineering @UA. When I graduate in 2021 I hope to receive the Rhodes scholarship, which amounts to me going to get my masters degree at Oxford.  

 

Oh, and I'm sore 24/7

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Miles:This week: 2.00 Month: 2.00 Year: 2689.00
New Balance MD500v2 Lifetime Miles: 31.70
Nike Wildhorse 2 Lifetime Miles: 206.25
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 53.00
Pegasus 32 Gray Lifetime Miles: 813.50
Streak LT 2 White Lifetime Miles: 267.55
Lunaracer 3+ Orange Lifetime Miles: 566.65
NB Zante Lifetime Miles: 499.80
Saucony Type A6 Lifetime Miles: 187.60
Fast Lifetime Miles: 373.50
Nike Zoom Structure 18 Lifetime Miles: 554.30
Victory Elites (Cobalt) Lifetime Miles: 55.35
Nike Elite 8 (Tangerine) Lifetime Miles: 336.25
NB Zante(white) Lifetime Miles: 340.70
Nike Vomero 10 Pink Lifetime Miles: 258.25
OG Vic Lifetime Miles: 13.50
Bama Pegasus 33 Lifetime Miles: 699.00
Total Distance
70.00
Nike Vomero 10 Pink Miles: 37.50Barefoot Miles: 6.00Fast Miles: 6.40NB Zante(white) Miles: 3.00Nike Wildhorse 2 Miles: 6.00Streak LT 2 White Miles: 2.00OG Vic Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

Just 5 in the AM, trying to play it safe with doing 31 miles in just about 24 hours on Friday and Saturday. Honestly more than anything it was because I slept super late and woke up at 9:30PM. Lately I've been needing 12 hours of sleep.

Nike Vomero 10 Pink Miles: 5.00
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5.00

AM - 5 on the golf course. Wet out there. I'm going o do some k's out there tomorrow morning. Should be a blast. Going to try to tough it out and hit 10

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15.00

Been having trouble sleeping, by that I mean with my job I need 12 hours a night which is a big time consumer, which caused me to miss my PM run yesterday which I was unhappy about, but I made up for it this morning. Did 1000m repeats on the golf course. It actually measured .01 short but I had sharp turns and had to run on pavement in spikes so it worked out. Wanted to get some good volume in at an aerobic effort, so was aiming for about 10k pace(3:20-ish). Hit 3:02, 3:15, 3:11, 3:19, 3:17, 3:11. The first one I hit way too fast, but then I got the hang of it. Legs felt good after #6 but the spikes I had on(sockless) were really tearing up my heels so I decided #7 would be my last. I took it out fast, and every time I rounded a turn I just tried to keep surging and ran a 2:49. Cooled down barefoot on the wet grass, that was nice. Did strides after and drove home. A bit later I figured I might as well get in all my mileage in the morning and did 3 more on Gov. I had to bring the car back though so the pace was about 2 minutes per mile faster than I wanted it to be.

Barefoot Miles: 2.00Fast Miles: 5.00NB Zante(white) Miles: 3.00Nike Vomero 10 Pink Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

AM - 4 easy

PM - 2 mile WU, yellow hill sprints, CD for 10 for the day. I'd sprint from light pole to light pole, resting in between, and man it was brutal. Harder than any of these workouts the past couple weeks.

Fast Miles: 0.50Nike Vomero 10 Pink Miles: 10.00
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10.00

AM - 4 with 3x200 strides. Didn't time the first one but it felt pretty bad. I felt tired. The second one was a 30 and the last one was 27, which for a pretty controlled stride in heavy trainers, I'm very happy with. 

I think my fitness is in a pretty darn good place right now. I'd say I've never been in better shape, I think early spring me could take me down in a 10x400m because 63's and 64's were just so easy then, but that's the only thing(I guess "a year ago me" in a 20 miler too). And that's without necessities I'll add into my training once I'm done working nights, like long runs, weights, drills, cutting out junk food(not time related. A guy's gotta have something), stretching, and doing more than just super easy jogging on my distance days, among other things. Even if when I start doing all of these things it ends up doing nothing, I'm still happy at the rate I'm improving. Another big thing that's changed is I'm starting to really like strength work(hills and longer repeats). Any longtime readers of the blog know in the past I've hated anything longer than 200m's, but I guess that's a good thing since strength work is just as essential.

PM - 6 easy w/ 4 strides. Felt tired.

Nike Wildhorse 2 Miles: 6.00Fast Miles: 0.90Nike Vomero 10 Pink Miles: 4.00
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15.00

AM - workout. It was cold out, and I never really was able to warm up the body so the times weren't amazing. Did a 1000m on the grass in 2:54 that felt pretty bad. It didn't hurt but I just felt like I couldn't go any faster. Then drove to the track and did 2x400 in 58 low and 58 mid, then 6x200m in 28, 27, 26, 27, 28, 28. These were all on the lower side(like 26.3 or 27.1). Just wasn't really able to ever get into a good groove. After the 200's I did some short sprints and cooled down for 11. At least those 400's were good! I've always had the fear mentally of going under 60 in a 400 at practice, it just seems so much harder than 61, but this was pretty easy so that was good.

PM - 4 easy. S/O to fellow SEC runner Craig Engels for signing to the Oregon Project!

Barefoot Miles: 4.00Streak LT 2 White Miles: 2.00Nike Vomero 10 Pink Miles: 6.50OG Vic Miles: 2.50
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Total Distance
10.00

Just an easy AM and PM run. According to my HR I was going very easy but my legs are still a bit tired from the workout yesterday. Lower calves still a little sore from mileage in aggressive spikes.

Overall June was a really good month for me! I got in a few really good workouts and hit my second highest mileage week ever, even though i probably didn't even crack into my top 10 mileage weeks at all. I think the 390 mile month last August is going to remain my PR for another year or two. Hopefully this good training keeps up!

Nike Vomero 10 Pink Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
70.00
Nike Vomero 10 Pink Miles: 37.50Barefoot Miles: 6.00Fast Miles: 6.40NB Zante(white) Miles: 3.00Nike Wildhorse 2 Miles: 6.00Streak LT 2 White Miles: 2.00OG Vic Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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